Profiles in Courage

From a Washington Post article this morning recounting the defeat in the state Senate of a Democratic-backed proposal to increase the state gasoline tax:

[Del. Brian Moran, D-Alexandria,] a likely Democratic candidate for governor next year, said he voted against the increase because it failed to garner support from Republicans. “Any effort to raise taxes has to be bipartisan,” Moran said. “This was an opportunity for rural legislators to take the lead, and they chose not to.”

Moran’s decision could become an issue in next year’s Democratic primary for governor. Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), who also is running for governor, voted for [the] bill in the Senate.

Presumably, Morgan supports the idea of the gas tax — he just doesn’t want to take the heat for it. Hmm… Wonder what kind of governor he would be.

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  1. Anonymous Avatar

    A reactionary, flaky one.

    Also, the first Virginia governor with a Boston accent.

    – OGS

  2. Anonymous Avatar

    I wonder if the early governors had a British accent.

  3. Anonymous Avatar

    The former George Allen had a “Caleeefornia” accent.

  4. Larry Gross Avatar
    Larry Gross

    yeah but at least he wore the right kind of footwear to hang out with Republicans – boots.

  5. Moran as governor?

    There is no worse outcome for the Commonwealth. I’d vote for Hillary one hundred times before I’d vote for either of the brothers Moran.

    You ever watch The Simpsons? Pay attention to Mayor Quimby. Hard to say which of the Morans was the model for Mayor Quimby but it has to be one of those two dunces.

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